A huge welcome back from all of us here at Warwick!
Feeling refreshed? Ready for 2019?
We are! AND we are starting off by noting some things we are excited about in the coming months. Now take note and let’s get 2019 going with an inspirational BANG!
1. Escher X Nendo – Between Two Worlds | Until April 7th (VIC)
Let’s start with one of the year’s exhibition highlights – Escher X Nendo. This must-see show presents Escher’s talent throughout his career. The breadth of Escher’s work is complemented by the optically mind-blowing installations of Nendo. The world-renowned Japanese design studio interprets Escher’s famous study and exploration of pattern, reflection, light and illusion with their stunning installations.
2. William Wegman – Being Human | Until March 19th (VIC)
Being Human combines Wegman’s greatest passions – photography, costumes, art history and his beloved muse… His dog Man Ray. Wegman’s versatile approach sees painting, drawing, photography, film, video, books and performance combine to create this comical exhibit. A bit of fun for the whole family!
3. Toby Ziegler – Your Shadow Rising | Until March 25th (TAS)
This British painter and sculptor is known for using computers to model space and map surfaces. His new exhibit continues his preoccupation with long-standing themes like trauma, transformation and the hand of the artist. This exhibit features everything from painting, sculptures and video to volcanic rocks. Should be a blast!
4. Quilty | March 2nd – June 2nd (SA)
The AGSA kicks off Julian Quilty’s yearlong tour around Australia, exhibiting his first major survey exhibition. Quilty’s abstract, richly layered paintings examine his experience as a war artist. Portraiture, compassion, empathy, anger and resistance, it’s ALL there. A must see!
5. Designing Women | Until March 19th (VIC)
Designing Women features 40 years of female designers and their works that have shaped contemporary design culture. Featuring architecture, fashion, product, jewellery, and digital design by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Rei Kawakubo. This is an outstanding display of female design and innovation.
6. Matisse/Picasso | Until April 13th (ACT)
A back-to-back exhibition showcasing two of history’s most influential modern artists – Matisse/Picasso is sure to knock your socks off! Drawn from over 40 prestigious international collections, the exhibition presents some of the best paintings from these artists at the peak of their careers.
7. Chiharu Shiota – Absence Embodied | Ongoing (SA)
Internationally renowned for her incredible string installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has constructed a site-specific installation for the Art Gallery of South Australia. This intricate commission explores what it means to be human. It looks incredible!
8. Primavera | Until February 3rd (NSW)
Primavera features works from eight of Australia’s most exciting up and coming artists. This year’s theme of ‘Why is identity important today?’ is portrayed through painting, photography, sculpture, performance and video.
9. Artexpress 2019 | February 7th – April 28th (NSW)
Artexpress is one of the most popular exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW and it’s back for its 2019 instalment. Showcasing an array of creativity, exploring the artistic styles of students expressing issues that they hold most important to them. Some very interesting pieces over a multitude of platforms from ceramics and painting to textiles and time-lapses.
10. The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art | Until April 28th (QLD)
Back by popular demand, the APT series showcases art form across Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Full of colour and life, this exhibition is a contemporary mix of creativity and cross-culture through various mediums. Also featured are films, activities for kids, special events and guided tours. Yes please!
11. Andrew Nicholls – Hyperkulturemia | Until April 15th (WA)
Hyperkulturemia is the solo exhibition of Andrew Nicholls inspired by his time in Italy from 2014-2017. The provocative exhibition ventures into his observations of tourism, high renaissance art and aristocratic societies through various mediums like photography, drawings and sculpture.
Pencilled them in?? Brilliant! Enjoy and you’re welcome!